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Six tools for managing stress as a leader

Six tools for managing stress as a leader

If you're a leader in the workplace, you will have undoubtably developed a good level of stress resilience to get to where you are. Yet, as a leader, you are also juggling a myriad of work-related responsibilities and pressures – mental, emotional, and physical – day...

How do I avoid burnout in the long run?

How do I avoid burnout in the long run?

This month’s question comes from Sarah:   Hi Kate, How do I avoid burnout in the long run? I find that weekends or rest days don’t take away from the overall burnout. Thanks ever so much!   My Answer: This is a great question and I think the answer will help...

The burnout epidemic: what’s the real answer?

The burnout epidemic: what’s the real answer?

Last week I talked about rest and how people really need to see rest as an investment and even a competitive advantage. I’ve been teaching my clients about the many benefits associated with rest for years but the main reason I wanted to write another blog post on the...

Rest more to achieve more

Rest more to achieve more

There’s a theme that’s been coming up a lot for me and with clients these past couple of weeks: REST I’ve personally had a very intense past few months and so now I’m intentionally prioritising my rest. In fact, at the moment, I’m prioritising my rest over exercise....

Have you exhausted your ‘surge capacity’?

Have you exhausted your ‘surge capacity’?

In last week’s blog post I talked about the current low mood... We’ve been dealing with the pandemic for almost a year now! Soon after that came the recession and then we’ve also had significant political dramas happening in various parts of the world! On some level...

Are you struggling?

Are you struggling?

How are you feeling at the moment? Do you feel low on energy, anxious or overwhelmed? Like many people, you probably thought that 2021 would start off on a ‘better’ footing and we’d be leaving 2020 behind. Although personally I was pretty certain we'd have another...

Some different resolutions for 2021

Some different resolutions for 2021

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and that, however big or small, you found a positive way to celebrate the start of 2021. I said I’d share a different perspective on new year’s resolutions with you today… Typically, new year’s resolutions are...

Wellbeing rules for the festive season

Wellbeing rules for the festive season

If today’s your last day of work before breaking for the holidays, hoorah, you made it! And for those us who are working next week, I’m sure today still feels like the end of a mammoth year and that next week is going to be far more relaxing and a nice way to ease...

One little word that changes everything

One little word that changes everything

As the year comes to a close, I’m sensing that many people are just about crawling over the finish line of 2020! After a year of such uncertainty and upheaval, I think you can probably agree, that this holiday season requires a well-deserved and much needed break …...

How toxic is your home?

How toxic is your home?

This is the last in the series of blogs on preparing for Winter and with so many people working from home permanently or indefinitely now, what I’m talking about today actually applies all year-round, although some of the points are a little more relevant to Winter…...

Use hygge to make the most of Winter

Use hygge to make the most of Winter

This week I’m discussing ‘hygge’, which can be best described as a Danish attitude and approach to life. Hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, originates from an Old Norse word, “hugga,” which means to comfort or console. It is also where the English word “hug” comes from,...

How to eat well this Winter

How to eat well this Winter

In today’s blog, as part of the series on ‘preparing for Winter’, I’m going to look at food, eating and nutrition with a specific focus on what will best support you this Winter season - for you mood and energy whilst working from home and also, of course, for your...

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The secret to your success is hidden in your daily routines

More specifically, it’s your morning routine or lack of, that truly sets the tone for the rest of your day: your health, mood, focus, energy and overall productivity. This is why I created a free 12-page guide to help you design your own custom morning routine so that you can be at your best every day.